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Is Yerba Buena And Herb Tea Good For Pregnant Women
Yes: Please see dr. Pappas's response re: homeopathy. Herbs & supplements may help as well, but like homeopathy treatment is best individualized. A high-quality multivitamin with additional vit d should insure against deficiencies. Rhodiola is among herbs that can improve fertility. Other herbs & nutrients can increase your partner's sperm count. Make sure you're not hypothyroid. Please see comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Teas: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Some feel chamomile is alright & others recommend against it. ...Read more
What do you recommend a pregnant woman to drink? I'm starting to drink mainly water and raspberry lemonade. What teas are safe and will help the baby?
Water is best: Water is the best choice. It helps maintain fluid levels for the baby and decreases water retention and swelling for the mother. In terms of teas, stick to basically black, white, red and green teas as some herbal teas and supplements can be harmful. A good list of herbals to avoid can be found at http://www. Kellymom. Com. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one I can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. ...Read more
Hard to say:
As it depends on the type of tea, herbal vs non-herbal, and within herbal, it depends on the "herbs" included. In general most commercial teas are felt to be safe as long as consumed in moderation. But you'd be best reviewing the types of tea that you are consuming or would like to. Another great resource is: http://americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancy-health/herbal-tea/
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Check label: Some herbal teas (mother's milk tea, for example) are not recommended in pregnancy because they are thought to cause uterine activity. Also be sure if you drink tea that has caffeine, you limit yourself so that you are having the caffeine equivalent of a small cup of coffee daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No unpasturized food: Do not drink unpasteurized milk or eat soft cheeses made from unpasteurized milk, including brie, feta, camembert, roquefort, queso blanco, and queso fresco. Do not eat under cooked or raw eggs – they may contain bacteria. Certain kinds of fish, such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish (golden or white snapper) contain high levels of mercury also do not eat raw fish sushi. ...Read more
Teas & Pregnancy: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. ...Read more
I'm currently 9 weeks prgnant. Is coffee/tea okay during pregnncy? & since I'm lactose intolerant, what can I take for my baby? Pls advise.
Decaf and lactofree: You can enjoy your teas and even some coffee, but I would realy stick to decaf as much as possible. As far as being lactose intolerant (and I know from personal experience), there are many lacotse free products out there now. You can buy lactose free milk (tastes exactly like regular milk), and can use that to make things like pudding, etc. Also, yogurt is a good addition for more dairy. ...Read more
13wks pregnt nose extremly conjested. Cant breath at day but specialy night. What teas can I drik to help? Or wht nasal spray? Saltine NT wrkin. Help
I'm 39 weeks pregnant and trying to start up my contractions up faster can organo or sage do it or can I drink any kind of teas?
I had sex 5 days ago, condom broke, but I'm on birth control. We used plan b. I drank Dong Quai tea today. Will it affect my chances of getting pregna?
Birth control: You are on birth control. This prevents pregnancy. Its great that you were using condoms too which help prevent STDs. There is no reason to take Plan B since you are already on birth control. Not sure why you took Dong Quai? Birth control is very effective when used correctly. ...Read more
Guava is a fruit not: A herb. Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more